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What’s the Difference Between Cleaning and Disinfecting?

What’s the Difference Between Cleaning and Disinfecting?

Coronavirus remains a national (and global) concern, and companies and individuals alike want to continue ensuring that their property is properly cleaned and sanitized. Our goal is to explain the difference between the two. Germs are a part of our daily lives. Some are beneficial, others present health risks. While germs are found everywhere, we… Read more »

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What are the Dangers of Standing Water?

What are the Dangers of Standing Water?

By definition, “standing water” is simply a body of water that is not flowing and is not being absorbed by its surrounding environment. This could be a puddle in your yard that pools up every time it rains, slowly causing water intrusion through small cracks in the foundation, unnoticed. It could also be caused by… Read more »

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Deep Cleaning for Mold Prevention

Deep Cleaning for Mold Prevention

There is much talk about handling mold once you have it, but how can you prevent it? While we all know a good spring cleaning helps eliminate old dust and grime from the last couple of seasons, there may be a few things you could consider doing to avoid mold growth. Mold Prevention with Moisture… Read more »

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What is Lead Abatement, and How is it Done?

What is Lead Abatement, and How is it Done?

Lead exposure is most common in buildings built before 1950 (paint was up to 50% lead!) and buildings from before 1978. In 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency set laws to prevent further lead poisoning, requiring that contractors are certified in EPA lead removal standards. Lead-contaminated dust, soil, water, and paint in poor condition can all… Read more »

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Drying Out Walls: What to Do & How to Do It

Drying Out Walls: What to Do & How to Do It

Water trapped inside walls can cause many issues down the line, such as mold growth or rot. If you find yourself with wet walls, you should first locate the source. It could be a leaking pipe or an appliance like an A/C unit. Regardless, the first step is ensuring the water source is fixed as… Read more »

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Four Areas Prone to Mold Damage After Flooding

Four Areas Prone to Mold Damage After Flooding

This blog will explain how water damage to a property can be a tricky situation. Water is difficult to contain, and it can get into the most unexpected places and may be difficult to spot. Some common areas for mold after a flood are inside walls, air vents, under flooring, and under cabinets.  Where might… Read more »

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Can Mold be a Problem During Summer Months?

Can Mold be a Problem During Summer Months?

Many people have asked us questions like, how does a change in temperature, humidity, etc, affect mold growth? or is mold worse in the summer, or in the winter? During the hot summer months of New England, the risk of mold growth certainly may be higher. Several factors play a part in this, including warmer… Read more »

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Help! How Do I Remove the Smoke Smell From My House?

Help! How Do I Remove the Smoke Smell From My House?

After a fire, the smell of smoke inside a residence can be debilitating. This blog will offer a few tips as well as remind readers not to pick up or clean up fire damage themselves and recommend hiring professionals to remove the smell of smoke.  Identifying the Source of Smoke Odor Odors from smoke will… Read more »

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4 Places to Watch for Water Damage in Your Home

4 Places to Watch for Water Damage in Your Home

Water damages can happen in any area of the home under the right conditions. Some of these areas are more prone to experiencing water damage than others. In this blog, we will go over which areas in our home are at the most at risk and why one cause can be more dangerous than others. Water… Read more »

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